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MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
of whether romney would continue the program itself. hours before the debate on wednesday, a romney campaign aid sent an e-mail to "the new york times" clarifying his comments. they read we are not going continue obama's program. we are going to replace it and only honor visa's issued. romney has had an interesting relationship to immigration politics, one i would like to see him reckon with. romney repeatedly moved to the right on issues. his most extreme position and the one that helped him win the nomination the most was the rightward move on immigration. romney claimed rick perry was creating -- he favored making things so hard for undocumented workers they would self-deport. romney signaled to the republican base he shared their views on immigration in the language he used to talk about it. >> almost half the jobs created in texas were created for illegal aliens. instate tuition for illegal citizens. giving tuition breaks for the kids of illegal aliens. four years of college. you can't have any illegals working on our property. i'm running for office. >> the word illegal contin
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
it was a goldilocks debate. mitt romney was too hot, barack obama was too cold, but i don't think barack obama splattered on the canvass. i think he did okay and he was very sort of methodical and purposesorial which is the way he is. he came across with the way people expect him to be without the sense of humor he tends to show in the public. i thought mitt romney was too aggressive with the moderator. i thought he came away like a bully. the only take away people came away from the debate was big bird. usually in marketing, that is a fail. >> i would disagree. i don't think mitt romney was too aggressive. i think he played it very well for himself. he gave space with the moderator to let the people on stage talk. he was willing at every opportunity to get in that extra comment and to almost always even display his own policy and attack obama. i don't think obama did anything catastrophic, he wasn't as on and romney really was. >> i think as a professor, i sort of -- it was nice that we had a wonkish debate with numbers. i wish the numbers were a little more accurate. >> that's a
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